Thursday, July 29, 2010

Ananda continues to surprise

Billionaire Ananda Krishnan plans a buyout of satellite operator Measat Global Bhd and power-cum-gaming firm Tanjong PLC. It would be Malaysia's largest corporate deal this year, should he succeeds.

The 'almost a RM7 billion' takeover should put him in total control of both companies. Ananda also scored the biggest corporate deal ever when he took over Maxis at RM16 billion in 2007, restructred and have it listed on Bursa Malaysia (read here).

Earlier this year, he took pay-TV operator Astro All Asia Networks PLC private, buying out the 27.1 per cent minority shareholders for about RM2.5 billion.

I have always admired his taste for such big deals. A non-controversial figure who is a close aide to former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Ananda remains a 'publicity shy', unlike some tiny millionaires who keep on chasing the media for support.

My only hope for Ananda is - please improve Astro contents and services. In many countries, their satellite TV programmes are not interrupted during bad weather. Astro got to keep up to the world's latest entertainment, too and not by offering subscribers the same old movies and documentaries on a recycle basis every month... boring, sir! Otherwise, I would set up another satellite-TV provider company to compete with Astro... Ooppsss!

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

jilat lagi bujai, jgn lepai. hehehehe, smua suap kedlm, barule enak, bang oii.

lima pokok said...

wa caya lu bro.

if u set up another satellite tv co, for sure u will get rich very soon.

thats the problem with astro. it has no competitor, so it gets complacent. poor service is its motto now, it seems.

hope ananda will look into this matter

reen, seremban said...

memang perkhidmatan astro main tidak bermutu, terutama dalam filem yang ditayangkan.

boleh dikatakan semua filem astro di'rotate' setiap minggu dan bulan sedangkan banyak filem dan rencana menarik boleh diperolehi.

tak lojik jika astro kata kos untuk membeli filem baru adalah mahal sedangkan bayaran yang dikenakan ke atas pelanggannya juga mahal dan bernilai jutaan ringgit setiap bulan.

saya pun sudah ke beberapa negara tetapi siaran tv satelit mereka jarang terganggu atau tidak terjejas langsung walaupun hujan.

karipuley said...

that is ananda krishnan. he comes with big surprise once in a blue moon.

i have a lot of respect for this guy.

Anonymous said...

bila pulak dia nak beli sime darby?

ceti muda said...

alo uncle ananda. like bujai said, u better improve astro services or he himself will set up another similar business to compete with astro.

hehehehe, bujai.... u ada berani ka?

betok said...

bagi saya, ananda krishnan adalah tokoh korporat yang banyak mengubah lanskap perniagaan besar di malaysia. sebagai contoh, tanpa beliau mengambil alih maxis, syarikat telekomunikasi itu tidak mungkin segagah hari ini.

teruskan ananda... malaysia memang menghargai orang seperti anda!

ehsan, kl said...

bila la tokoh korporat melayu boleh jadi macam ananda ni.

mungkin lagi 200 tahun kot...

syabas tan sri!

Anonymous said...

BETUL.

KHIDMAT ASTRO PERLU DIPERTINGKATKAN. KHIDMAT TAK SEBERAPA, LEWAT SIKIT KENA POTONG TAPI MUTUNYA TAKDA LANGSUNG!

PUIIIII!!!!

mok kian tong said...

jai, u very rich ka? if u set up another company to compete with astro, employ me as your driver lor...


can or not?

pokai said...

btol!

khidmat astro macam sial je.

masa world cup ari tu, hampir 20 kali siaran tergendala masa siaran langsung.

tau nak kutip duit je!

Anonymous said...

shy yes ... dangerous and powerful NO!